Roots of Rock Radio
My current fav internet radio station is Harold Levine's Roots of Rock Radio. He plays Pop / R&B / Country from that often ignored post-WWII, pre-Rock 'n Roll era from 1944-1955. It's like I discovered a hidden trove of records in my dad's attic, many tunes I've rarely if ever heard before (Jo Strafford "Stanley Steamer," Guy Mitchell "She Wore Red Fathers," Davis Sisters "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know"). I especially love his tag line: "If Elvis had an iPod, this is the stuff he would've had on it."
You can find Roots of Rock in the iTunes Library Radio tag under category Eclectic (Wha?) or find them at Loud City.
Information is Beautiful
I'm a visual person (no really, I am) so I foam at the mouth when I peruse David McCandless's blog Information is Beautiful: Ideas, issues, knowledge, data - visualized! He puts it best:
"I’m interested in how designed information can help us understand the world, cut through BS and reveal the hidden connections, patterns and stories underneath. Or, failing that, it can just look cool"!
A sampling of recent topics:
Do horoscopes really all just say the same thing? We scraped & analyzed 22,000 to see.
What would a timeline of the world’s greatest fears look like?
The True Size of Africa